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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Viewster

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor, has acquired Viewster and its subsidiary platform Viewster Anime. Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Viewster
Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies, with more than five thousand titles across anime, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and documentary.
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announced 12/10/2020 via BusinessWire

FUNimation, will acquire Crunchyroll

synopsis: AT&T has agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: FUNimation
Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. Funimation delivers anime to fans and is pioneering an omnichannel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most—streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, merchandising, live events, and more. "
target parent: AT&T
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
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$1,175
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announced 11/12/2020 via Company Press Release

AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Pure Flix

synopsis: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire faith and family entertainment streaming service, Pure Flix.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc.
AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment which also owns AFFIRM Films and the recently launched AFFIRM Television. AFFIRM Films, launched in 2007, is an industry leader in faith-based/inspirational film. "
target: Pure Flix
Pure Flix streaming video on demand was originally created by Pure Flix Entertainment LLC, a leader in faith and family entertainment around the world.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, will acquire Tubi TV

synopsis: FOX Corp. has agreed to acquire Tubi, an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Tubi TV
Tubi is an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
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$490
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ruslan Kaftanaty, acquired tvzavr

synopsis: Ruslan Kaftanaty has become the sole owner of the Russian OTT service tvzavr. Kaftanaty increased his previous stake of 25% by buying out the 75% owned by Elena Subbotina. tvzavr broadcasts movies, sitcoms, shows, and other video content to smart TVs, computers, phones and tablets. tvzavr is based in Moscow, Russia.
buyer: Ruslan Kaftanaty
Ruslan Kaftanaty is a Russian businessman and the Founder and Co-Founder of various companies. Prior to 2019, Kaftanaty owned 25% of video streaming service, tvzavr. He acquired an additional 75% in 2019, becoming sole owner of the company. "
target: tvzavr
tvzavr provides online video streaming services. The company broadcasts movies, sitcoms, shows, and other video content to smart TVs, computers, phones and tablets. tvzavr is based in Moscow, Russia.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vimeo, LLC., acquired Livestream

synopsis: Vimeo, the world's largest ad-free open video platform, has acquired Livestream, the leading live video solution that powers over 10 million events a year. Livestream provides businesses and organizations with a powerful solution for connecting with their audiences in real-time.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC. (VMEO:$369.34)
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: Livestream
Livestream is a video live streaming platform that allows customers to broadcast live video content using a camera and a computer through the Internet, and viewers to play the content via the web, iOS, Android, Roku, and the Apple TV.
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announced 3/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc., will acquire Daisuki

synopsis: Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they plan to acquire Anime Consortium Japan, which operates the Japanese anime streaming website Daisuki.net. Daisuke provides an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world, as well as an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
buyer: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc. (TSE:7832:$6,779.24)
BANDAI NAMCO's mission is to provide "Dreams, Fun and Inspiration," and their vision is to be "The Leading Innovator in Global Entertainment." They provide products and services in the Toys and Hobby Business, Network Entertainment Business, and Visual and Music Production Business. "
target: Daisuki
Anime Consortium Japan operates Daisuki.net, an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world. They provide an online service that streams anime to an international audience. They also provide an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
$2
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14.1x
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closed 10/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired Vessel

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc. announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the technology and software that underlies Vessel's online video subscription service, which provides early access to videos from online video stars. Vessel has developed smart video platforms that provide experiences that match viewer demand.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc. operates America's most reliable wireless network. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. "
target: Vessel
Vessel, headquartered in San Francisco, is an online short-form video subscription platform. The service launched in 2015 and has paying subscribers in 155 countries, providing early exclusive access to digitally native video.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

TRACE TV S.A., acquired Buni.tv

synopsis: Trace TV has announced the acquisition of pan-African VOD service Buni.tv, in preparation for the launch of its own VOD platform Trace Play. Part of pan-African studio Restless Global, Buni.tv was launched in 2012 as one of the first VOD platforms to focus on the African market. It is now one of the three largest VOD services on the continent.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: TRACE TV S.A.
Trace is an international brand and media group active in two fast-growing segments of the entertainment industry: urban music and sports celebrities. Since 2003, Trace has launched 18 successful pay-TV and digital platforms that are available in 160 countries to more than 80 million subscribers. "
target parent: Restless Global
target: Buni.tv
Buni.tv is a leading African video-on-demand platform that leverages the mobile opportunity to revolutionize the way African content is distributed and consumed on the continent and abroad. Launched in April 2012, Buni.tv has since reached more than a million unique visitors.
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closed 5/19/2016 via Market Wire

CinemaNow, Inc., acquired OVGuide

synopsis: FOTV Media Networks Inc. (FOTV) announced the acquisition of OVGuide Inc., the comprehensive service to facilitating the discovery and consumption of online video across all platforms. OVGuide joins FilmOn TV Networks and CinemaNow to form a powerful ecosystem that delivers a one-stop solution for online entertainment.
buyer parent: FilmOn TV Networks
buyer: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow is a leading over-the-top (OTT) provider of on-demand streaming media available to viewers in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. "
target parent: Baroda Ventures
target: OVGuide
OVGuide.com is the comprehensive source for the discovery, via search or browse, and consumption of free high quality online videos, including TV shows, full-length movies, and clips from hundreds of sources. OVGuide also manages a strong network of ad supported Roku Channels.
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closed 1/21/2016 via PR Newswire

IBM, acquired Ustream.TV

synopsis: IBM, an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, announced it has acquired Ustream, Inc., a provider of cloud-based live video streaming services. Ustream provides cloud-based video streaming to enterprises and broadcasters for everything from corporate keynotes to live music concerts.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$58,361.00)
IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. "
target: Ustream.TV
Ustream.TV is the live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size.
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$130
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closed 4/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Alibaba Group, acquired Youku Tudou Inc.

synopsis: Youku Tudou Inc., a leading multi-screen entertainment and media company in China, announced the completion of the merger with Ali YK Subsidiary Holding Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ali YK Investment Holding Limited. Youku Tudou Inc. ceased to be a publicly traded company, and it will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group.
buyer: Alibaba Group (BABA:$68,951.68)
Alibaba Group is the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume. They provide the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help businesses leverage the power of the Internet to establish an online presence and conduct commerce. "
target: Youku Tudou Inc. (YOKU:$909.30)
Youku Inc. is China's leading Internet television company. Its Internet television platform enables users to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices. Youku is the most recognized online video brand in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,283 [$3,365]*
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$926
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$69
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4.8x
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64.3x
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired Fan TV

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a leading provider of advanced entertainment discovery, data analytics, and monetization solutions, announced that it has acquired Fan TV, the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. "
target: Fan TV
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love. Fan TV combines live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in a seamless discovery experience through one device with a touch remote.
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announced 2/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Nippon TV Holdings, will purchase Japan Business from Hulu LLC

synopsis: Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) has entered into a definitive agreement with Hulu, LLC, to acquire Hulu’s Japan business. Hulu launched its Japan service in September 2011 and offers subscriptions for unlimited viewing of premium content on internet-connected devices such as TVs, PCs, tablets, smartphones and gaming consoles.
buyer: Nippon TV Holdings (TSE:9404:$3,175.77)
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
seller: Hulu LLC
Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more at Hulu.com, numerous destination sites online, and through its ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus. Hulu's selection of premium programming is provided by more than 480 content companies.
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closed 12/2/2013 via BusinessWire

The Chernin Group, acquired Crunchyroll

synopsis: The Chernin Group, which manages and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors globally, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading global video streaming service for anime content.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, CA. TCG has built, managed, operated and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com.
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closed 3/13/2013 via Company Press Release

YouNow, acquired blogTV

synopsis: YouNow has acquired blogTV. blogTV.com is a leader in online video and live broadcasting, and is a popular web location where viewers from all over the world can come share their personal talents and opinions.
buyer: YouNow
YouNow is an interactive and fun live video experience. Anyone can watch live broadcasts, chat & meet new friends, or broadcast live to grow their social circle. "
target: blogTV
blogTV is a leading live, interactive, internet broadcasting platform that enables anyone with an internet connection and a camera to connect to their audience in a evocative, direct way.
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announced 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

AlphaRx, Inc., will be merged with UMeLook Holdings Limited

synopsis: AlphaRx Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of UMeLook Holdings Limited. UMeLook is a digital media startup with an intense focus on China. UMeLook's first product is a global online video distribution platform.
buyer: AlphaRx, Inc. (ALRXD:$0.18)
AlphaRx is a shell company that trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ALRXDOB. "
target: UMeLook Holdings Limited
UMeLook Holdings Limited is a digital media startup with an intense focus on China. UMeLook's first product is a global online video distribution platform tapping into the power of full motion video, helping advertisers large and small to tap into a massive market while having no competitors.
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closed 5/23/2012 via Market Wire

Lux Digital Pictures, Inc., acquired WatchThis

synopsis: Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. announced that it has acquired the entire WatchThis™ business and assets. WatchThis™ is a patent-pending advanced digital media player technology, known as DoinyVision™, that provides commercial free content with unobtrusive in-show merchandising and advertising.
buyer: Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. (STTK:$0.19)
Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. is comprised of several motion picture development, production, financing and distribution brands that have unique and dynamic strategies to successfully compete as the industry rapidly migrates to a digital marketplace. "
target: WatchThis
WatchThis™ is a patent-pending advanced digital media player technology, known as DoinyVision™, that provides commercial free content with unobtrusive in-show merchandising and advertising.
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announced 3/12/2012 via PE Hub

Cyfrowy Polsat S.A., will acquire ipla

synopsis: Poland’s largest media group Cyfrowy Polsat CPSM.WA agreed to buy online video service ipla from a company owned by Cyfrowy’s controlling shareholder Zygmunt Solorz-Zak.
buyer: Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. (WSE:CPS:$2,647.84)
Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. operates pay digital satellite platform under the Cyfrowy Polsat name in Poland. It provides individual customers with access to television and radio channels grouped into various paid programming packages. "
target: ipla
ipla is an online video service in Poland.
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$48
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closed 8/23/2012 via PR Newswire

Youku Inc., acquired Tudou Holdings Limited

synopsis: Youku Inc. and Tudou Holdings Limited announced the completion of the merger between Tudou and Youku. As a result of the Merger, Tudou has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Youku. Tudou is a leading Internet video company in China providing premium licensed content, user generated content, and original in-house productions.
buyer: Youku Inc. (YOKU:$909.30)
Youku Inc. is China's leading Internet television company. Its Internet television platform enables users to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices. Youku is the most recognized online video brand in China. "
target: Tudou Holdings Limited (TUDO:$81.39)
Tudou Holdings Limited is a leading Internet video company in China providing premium licensed content, user generated content, and original in-house productions. Founded in 2005, Tudou was the first UGC video sharing website launched in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,131 [$1,007]
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$81
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12.4x
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Viewster

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor, has acquired Viewster and its subsidiary platform Viewster Anime. Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Viewster
Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies, with more than five thousand titles across anime, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and documentary.
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announced 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire Digital Media Rights LLC

synopsis: Cinedigm, which has been steadily expanding its streaming portfolio, is adding 10 new channels, 7,500 titles and entering the ad network business by acquiring Digital Media Rights. Digital Media Rights is a leading global distributor of feature films, television programs and documentaries with direct deals with the leading digital platforms.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Digital Media Rights LLC
Digital Media Rights is a leading global distributor of feature films, television programs and documentaries with direct deals with the leading digital platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Comcast, Google Play, Vudu, and many others.
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$22
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closed 9/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Bloody Disgusting, LLC

synopsis: Cinedigm, the leading streaming company focused on enthusiast fan bases, announced that the Company has acquired Bloody Disgusting, one of the internet's premiere horror destinations. They reach more than 30 million unique horror fans annually across their website, the Bloody Disgusting podcast network, the BD app and via their social footprint.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Bloody Disgusting, LLC
Bloody Disgusting has become synonymous with the horror genre itself, covering film, television, video games and more. They reach more than 30 million unique horror fans annually across their website, the Bloody Disgusting podcast network, the BD app and via their social footprint.
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closed 2/12/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Screambox

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced that it acquired Screambox, a popular enthusiast streaming service targeting the highly lucrative horror genre. Screambox features a broad mix of content for casual and die-hard horror fans alike with films and episodes delivering every type of terror imaginable.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Screambox
Screambox is a popular enthusiast streaming service targeting the highly lucrative horror genre. Screambox features a broad mix of content for casual and die-hard horror fans alike with films and episodes delivering every type of terror imaginable.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Fandor

synopsis: Cinedigm has acquired Fandor, a streaming home for independent films, and plans to update and expand its offerings with a goal of acquiring millions of subscribers. Fandor presents exceptional, hand-picked films to a community of film lovers and makers connected by meaningful and entertaining cinematic experiences.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Fandor
Fandor is a streaming service for independent films founded in 2009. Fandor presents exceptional, hand-picked films to a community of film lovers and makers connected by meaningful and entertaining cinematic experiences.
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announced 10/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire The Film Detective

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: The Film Detective
The Film Detective is a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
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announced 3/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire Future Today Inc.

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp, a leading independent content distributor, will acquire Future Today, Inc, a market-leading OTT platform and one of the largest AVOD channel networks in the world. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Future Today Inc.
Future Today Inc. is a video technology and distribution company. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies. The company also owns and operates two popular channels, Fawesome.tv and HappyKids.tv.
price ($mm)
$60
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$24
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Viewster

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor, has acquired Viewster and its subsidiary platform Viewster Anime. Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Viewster
Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies, with more than five thousand titles across anime, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and documentary.
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announced 11/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire ComicBlitz

synopsis: Cinedigm announced an agreement to acquire ComicBlitz, a subscription based service, that offers users unlimited access to the greatest digital comic book content for one monthly price. Soon to be available on all iOS, Android, and web devices.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: ComicBlitz
ComicBlitz is a subscription based service, that offers users unlimited access to the greatest digital comic book content for one monthly price. Soon to be available on all iOS, Android, and web devices.
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announced 5/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will purchase Content Library from StoryBox.tv

synopsis: Cinedigm announced that the Company has closed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the content assets and library of StoryBox.tv, a multi-platform family-friendly streaming service. StoryBox's library consists of over 1,700 titles of faith & family friendly movies, television series, children’s programming, and educational content.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
seller: StoryBox.tv
StoryBox TV has a content libary that consists of over 1,700 titles of faith & family friendly movies, television series, children’s programming and educational content. StoryBox TV is an entertainment streaming site for Movies with Merit; films that entertain, inspire, uplift and strengthen values.
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announced 11/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire CONtv

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp., a leading independent content distributor, announced they entered an agreement to take ownership of 85% of CONtv, a new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: CONtv
CONtv is a new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace that provides audiences access to thousands of hours of content showcasing an original slate of programming, as well as an eclectic catalog of over 1,200 must-watch titles.
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closed 9/24/2014 via BusinessWire

Hollywood Software Acquisition Group, acquired Hollywood Software Inc.

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced the sale of Hollywood Software to an outside team of capital investors led by David Gajda, one of the company’s original founders. Hollywood Software, which develops tools for managing all key elements of digital theatrical distribution and exhibition.
buyer: Hollywood Software Acquisition Group
The Acquisition Group consists of David Gajda, one of the original founders of Hollywood Software, and other capital investors. "
target parent: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
target: Hollywood Software Inc.
Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country.
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closed 8/8/2014 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., purchased FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD from Alpine Labs

synopsis: Cinedigm has acquired Alpine Labs' hybrid competition reality series FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the first original series acquisition for ‘CON TV, Cinedigm’s direct-to-consumer, streaming network targeting Comic Con and pop culture fans. FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is an unprecedented mash-up of the reality and scripted genres.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical stores and digital retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video On Demand platform on cable television. "
seller: Alpine Labs
Alpine Labs was formed with the desire to rethink the traditional ways content is produced and distributed. FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is a mash-up of the reality and scripted genres. The show follows nine top YouTube stars as they attempt to survive a simulated zombie apocalypse.
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closed 10/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., purchased Entertainment Unit GVE from Gaiam

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced it closed the previously announced acquisition of Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content, for $51.5 million.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors. "
seller: Gaiam (GAIA:$156.95)
Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” is a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content.
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$49
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announced 9/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Screenvision Worldwide Strategy Group, will acquire UniqueScreen Media Inc.

synopsis: Screenvision has signed a definitive agreement to acquire UniqueScreen Media, Inc., the cinema advertising division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. UniqueScreen Media has been a longtime frontrunner in the onscreen advertising industry with over 2400 screens in more than 325 theatres.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Screenvision Worldwide Strategy Group
Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services for its theatrical exhibitor partners. "
target parent: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
target: UniqueScreen Media Inc.
UniqueScreen Media has been a longtime frontrunner in the onscreen advertising industry with over 2400 screens in more than 325 theatres. It provides cutting-edge, fully digital, sight and sound technology, and delivers a preshow program, Preflix, in high definition.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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closed 1/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Access Integrated Technologies, Inc., acquired The Bigger Picture

synopsis: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. has completed its previously announced planned acquisition of The Bigger Picture, a subsidiary of privately held Sabella Dern Entertainment. AccessIT previously had an agreement with The Bigger Picture to make its programming available to all exhibitors across the country equipped with 2K digital projectors.
buyer: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (CIDM:$40.42)
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. "
target parent: Sabella Dern Entertainment
target: The Bigger Picture
The Bigger Picture is a leader in the digital distribution of movies targeted to specific audiences.The programs include Kidtoon Films, G-rated movies for kids, anime films for teen and college audiences, and inspirational films from Fox Faith, a unit of Twentieth Century Fox Studios.
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closed 7/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Access Integrated Technologies, Inc., acquired UniqueScreen Media Inc.

synopsis: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of privately held UniqueScreen Media Inc.. Under terms of the deal, AccessIT acquired 100 percent of the outstanding stock of UniqueScreen. USM will become a unit of AccessIT's Media Services Group.
buyer: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (CIDM:$40.42)
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. "
target: UniqueScreen Media Inc.
UniqueScreen is one of the leading movie-theatre advertising companies in North America, currently providing pre-show ads and entertainment to over 3,000 movie screens in over 300 theatres in 42 states.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Access Intigrated Technologies Inc., acquired PLX Systems Inc.

synopsis: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. today announced it has acquired privately held PLX Systems Incorporated. Based in Los Angeles, California, PLX Systems, Inc. develops and supports enterprise software to manage valuable intellectual property assets.
buyer: Access Intigrated Technologies Inc. (CIDM:$40.42)
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. "
target: PLX Systems Inc.
PPLX, provides intellectual-property valuation and lifecycle management software and Web-based services to legal and licensing professionals, intellectual property auditors, brokers and lawyers, chief financial officers, controllers, and research and development executives.
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announced 10/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire The Film Detective

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: The Film Detective
The Film Detective is a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
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closed 2/22/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Amdocs Ltd., acquired Vubiquity, Inc.

synopsis: Amdocs, a leading provider of solutions to communications and media companies, has acquired Vubiquity, a leading provider of premium content services and technology solutions. Vubiquity offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider.
buyer: Amdocs Ltd. (DOX:$4,403.47)
Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to the world’s most successful communications and media companies. Their Amdocs Optima is a digital customer management and commerce platform designed to rapidly and securely monetize any product or service. "
target: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider.
price ($mm)
$224
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired Gravitas Ventures

synopsis: Indie distributor Gravitas Ventures has been snapped up by Red Arrow International, an arm of Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1. Gravitas Ventures is a global entertainment distribution operation with the ability to connect filmmakers and producers with consumers through hundreds of media platforms throughout the world.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (:$3,365.78)
Launched in 2010, Red Arrow Entertainment Group is comprised of 21 production companies across 8 countries, alongside global distributors Red Arrow International. "
target: Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures is a global entertainment distribution operation with the ability to connect filmmakers and producers with consumers through hundreds of media platforms throughout the world.
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closed 1/27/2016 via GlobeNewswire

FilmOn TV Networks, acquired CinemaNow, Inc.

synopsis: FilmOn TV Networks CEO Alki David announced the acquisition of CinemaNow, LLC, one of the pioneers in providing transactional digital storefronts of premium film and TV content, from Regent Equity Partners.
buyer parent: Anakando Media Group
buyer: FilmOn TV Networks
FilmOn TV Networks has over 70 million monthly unique users from around the globe who access nearly 1000 free channels containing licensed, wholly owned, and original content across the genres of news, sports, movies, music, food, travel and more. "
target parent: Regent Equity Partners
target: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow is a leading over-the-top (OTT) provider of on-demand streaming media available to viewers in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired Juice Worldwide

synopsis: VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, announced the acquisition of Juice Worldwide, one of the world's top OTT certified and preferred encoding houses and digital delivery agents. The deal is a significant next step in VUBIQUITY’s mission to expand its premium content services and global distribution capabilities.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider. "
target: Juice Worldwide
Juice Worldwide offers digital supply chain solutions across all media. They are a one-stop-shop for film, television and music content owners requiring media management and multiplatform distribution. Service offerings also include: Post Production, Blu-ray and DVD Authoring and DCP file creation.
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announced 3/3/2015 via PR Newswire

Cameron Thomson Entertainment Ltd., will acquire Inception Media Group LLC

synopsis: Inception Media Group, LLC, a Los Angeles-based media company specializing in the acquisition, licensing and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment, has executed a Letter of Intent to sell a controlling interest in the company to Toronto-based Cameron Thomson Entertainment.
buyer: Cameron Thomson Entertainment Ltd.
Cameron Thomson Group Ltd., is a business development company specializing in providing corporate development and investment banking services to the media, IT and entertainment industries. Cameron Thomson's expertise is in transforming business ideas into prosperous commercial opportunities. "
target: Inception Media Group LLC
Inception Media Group, LLC is based in Los Angeles and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution.
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closed 5/28/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd

synopsis: Vubiquity announced that it had acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd., one of the largest VOD and multiplatform providers outside the United States. FilmFlex provides digital storefront and video on demand services to connected consumers throughout the UK. The company has licensing agreements with major US studios and many independent distributors.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
Vubiquity is the leading global provider of multiplatform video services, helping to bring the most innovative, advanced services into consumers’ homes and onto their connected devices. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: FilmFlex Movies Ltd
FilmFlex is one of the most successful movies-on-demand service providers in Europe. The FilmFlex online platform is a managed white label solution that includes website and platform operation, all content management, billing and customer service.
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closed 2/11/2013 via BusinessWire

Rightster, acquired Preview Networks

synopsis: Rightster, the video distribution and monetisation specialist, announced the acquisition of Preview Networks, the leading international provider of digital distribution services for the movie industry. The deal extends Rightster’s YouTube services across Europe and makes Rightster the leading distributor of movie trailers in this region.
buyer: Rightster
Rightster operates and manages the world’s fastest growing digital distribution, marketing and monetisation network, connecting global media rights owners, online video publishers and media agencies, providing the visibility and control required to optimise the commercial value of online video. "
target: Preview Networks
The Preview Networks content marketing platform is an exchange of services for content owners and media owners looking to externally publish or receive digital assets in the form of video, graphics, or text.
price ($mm)
$0.38
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closed 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bonded Services Group LLC, purchased Inception Digital Service from Inception Media Group LLC

synopsis: Bonded Services Group has announced that it has acquired a leading provider of digital services, Inception Digital Services LLC from Inception Media Group LLC. The deal will allow Bonded to offer its clients a wide range of digital services that will help them capitalize on the burgeoning digital media and distribution business.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Bonded Services Group LLC
Bonded Services is a leading global provider of custom value-added warehousing, logistics, supplychain,and related support services to movie studios, television production companies, advertising agencies, corporations, government entities, and other producers of high-value media assets. "
seller: Inception Media Group LLC
Inception Media Group is based in Santa Monica, California and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution.
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announced 11/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Sonic Solution, will acquire CinemaNow, Inc.

synopsis: Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CinemaNow, a privately held online entertainment provider based in Marina Del Rey, California.
buyer: Sonic Solution (SNIC:$103.51)
Sonic is the world's leading supplier of authoring systems for digital media – DVD and CD – production. Beginning in 1986, Sonic set the standard for quality, productivity and creativity for digital audio workstations and CD premastering. "
target: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow, Inc. is an innovator in digital entertainment technology, delivering high-quality Hollywood movies, TV shows and music videos to users across multiple platforms.
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closed 12/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Zipidee, acquired TotalVid.com

synopsis: Zipidee announced that it has acquired the TotalVid.com business from Landmark Communications, making it the Internet’s largest digital marketplace for mid- to long-tail instructional, educational, and special interest ‘pay for’ content.
buyer: Zipidee
Zipidee is the Internet’s largest digital Prosumer Generated Content (PGC) marketplace for instructional, educational, health and fitness, sports, and special interest content. Zipidee has a rapidly expanding seller network of more than 600 content producers and distributors. "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: TotalVid.com
TotalVid allows you to select from thousands of videos in over 50 categories, for as little as $1.99. View these high-quality full-screen digital videos as often as you want, over a seven day period. There are no late fees, and since you’re downloading, you have nothing to return.
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announced 8/5/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Blinkx Plc, will acquire Grab Media

synopsis: Blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine, that connects consumers with advertisers through professionally generated content online, entered into an all cash transaction with Grab Media, a leading online video content syndication and advertising platform.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
Blinkx plc is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, Blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Grab Media
Grab Media is a leading premium video distribution company. It connects premium video content from a wide collection of professional sources and brand-name advertisers to ideal viewers. Marketers rely on Grab Media to position their message in front of large-scale, engaged audiences.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Create Music Group, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: US-based music and media company Create Music Group has acquired Mumbai-based Nirvana Digital, described as one of the largest YouTube Enterprise partners in India. Nirvana Digital provides monetization, distribution, rights management services to artists, labels, film and television and other content owners.
buyer: Create Music Group
Create Music Group is a digitally-driven distribution, rights management, and music publishing company founded in 2015. In January 2019, Create Music Group began providing its rights management and distribution clients with daily estimated royalty data from streaming services such as YouTube. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Mumbai-based Nirvana Digital is one of the largest YouTube Enterprise partners in India. Nirvana Digital provides monetization, distribution, rights management services to artists, labels, film and television and other content owners.
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closed 9/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zealot Networks, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: Multi-platform digital media company Zealot Networks has announced its latest acquisition, Mumbai based multi-channel network Nirvana Digital. Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks, Inc. is a digital-first media and entertainment company poised to lead the next chapter in the ongoing evolution of digital media with its holistic approach to connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
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closed 7/29/2010 via Company Press Release

The Orchard Enterprises Inc merged with Dimensional Associates, LLC,

synopsis: The Orchard, a global leader in music and video distribution and comprehensive digital strategy, announced the completion of its acquisition byDimensional Associates, LLC, the New York-based private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. and the majority owner of The Orchard.
buyer parent: JDS Capital Management, Inc.
buyer: Dimensional Associates, LLC
Dimensional Associates LLC is a private equity firm. It seeks to invest in digital media with a focus on online music distribution. It operates as a subsidiary of JDS Capital Management, Inc. The firm is based in Rye, New York. "
target: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.55 [$3.07]*
rev ($mm)
$62
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EV / rev
0.3x
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announced 4/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Annaya Management Consultancy, will acquire Ganesh Films

synopsis: Annaya Management Consultancy, a private company in India owned by Rajiv Vashisht and Gaurav Kumar, will acquire a 60.84% stake in Ganesh Films, an Indian film promoter and distributor. Ganesh Films bridges the gap between the South Indian film Industry and fans in north and west India. The company has promoted and distributed over 400 titles.
buyer: Annaya Management Consultancy
Annaya Management Consultancy is a private company in India owned by Rajiv Vashisht and Gaurav Kumar. "
target: Ganesh Films
Ganesh Films is an Indian film promoter and distributor. Ganesh Films bridges the gap between the South Indian film Industry and movie fans in the northern and western regions of India. The company has promoted and distributed titles such as Shivaji the boss, Dasavatharam, Endhiran, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.24 [$0.65]*
rev ($mm)
$0
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EV / rev
41.6x
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closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Sphere Media, acquired MK2 Mile End inc.

synopsis: Sphere is pleased to announce its acquisition of MK2 l MILE END, a leading film distributor in Canada. Since its founding in 2017 by Charles Tremblay, MK2 l MILE END has made its mark distributing the best of Canadian and international cinema to audiences in Canada.
buyer: Sphere Media
A leader in the field of creation, adaptation, production and distribution of television and cinematographic content, Sphere Media has a quality content offer for the local and international market with projects from all genres, ranging from documentaries to feature films, and more. "
target: MK2 Mile End inc.
Since its founding in 2017 by Charles Tremblay, MK2 l MILE END has made its mark distributing the best of Canadian and international cinema to audiences in Canada. The company’s slate of films includes a host of award-winning titles including Palme d’Or and Best Picture Oscar winner Parasite.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Universum

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, has acquired Universum, one of Germany's leading independent film distributors. Universum has a rights library of some 3,700 titles, including German rights to such recent features as The Hateful 8 and Vice. They are based in Munich.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$16,236.15)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Universum
One of Germany's leading independent film distributors, Universum has a rights library of some 3,700 titles, including German rights to such recent features as The Hateful 8 and Vice. They are based in Munich.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Sierra/Affinity LLC

synopsis: Entertainment One, an independent studio that produces and distributes media content, has acquired full ownership of Sierra Pictures LLC, a leading feature film production and global sales company based in California.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Sierra/Affinity LLC
Sierra/Affinity (Sierra Pictures) is a feature film production and global sales company. They capitalize on the global film marketplace representing sales of third party films and commercial films designed to appeal to both the North American marketplace as well as top markets around the globe.
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$5.95
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2016
rev ($mm)
$6.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.16)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
51
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Ticker: OTCPK:TVTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhereverTV
WhereverTV
Founded in 2006, WhereverTV is the next generation subscription television service providing consumers with live-streaming, genre-specific, and in-language viewing choices from around the world, delivered to anywhere in the world, and through any internet enabled device.
year
2017
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Ticker: CURI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CuriosityStream Inc.
CuriosityStream Inc.
CuriosityStream is a leading global independent factual media company. Their documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$39.62
EBITDA ($mm)
($28.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($37.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
63
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Ticker: OM:MAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mavshack AB
Mavshack runs one of the world's fastest growing Internet TV services, providing Asian entertainment to audiences worldwide. The service is accessible via internet-connected device and currently have users in more than 80 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: OTCPK:LSYN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberated Syndication Inc.
Liberated Syndication Inc.
Liberated Syndication (Libsyn) is the leading ‘Podcasting As A Service’ platform that empowers creators to host, distribute, monetize, amplify, and measure their audio content. Their platform hosts over 5.8 million podcast episode files from more than 75,000 podcasts.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$25.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.44
EBIT ($mm)
$5.28
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
88
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Ticker: VODOF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VODone LIMITED
VODone LIMITED
VODONE owns a complete set of licenses to operate video broadcasting on the Internet. VODONE owns the powerful broadcasting platform, and it has broadcast thousands of domestic and international political, economical, cultural and commercial activities over the Internet.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.53
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Ticker: MDVX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modavox, Inc.
Modavox, Inc. a pioneer in Internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offers innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45
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Ticker: CIDM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$40.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: DB:SD1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SendR
SendR – through its affiliate companies – is a digital distributor and license exploitation enabler. Thus SendR currently enables the non-physical exploitation of approximately more than a million media assets (audio- and video-tracks) at about 140 licensees.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.22
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
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